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Jan 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
, the poet is richard blanco, born in spain to cuban exiles to emigrated to this country, the first latino and first openly gay inaugural poet. today, we spoke to him about his connection to president obama and here's part of what he had to say, in his own words. >> the connection to the inaugural's very theme of our people, our future, to me, symbolizes the salt of the earth that was my family. you know, that their hard work, that we are all in this together, that it takes -- it takes a village kind of feeling. and so, that theme i identified by a lot. part of the life story that always resonated with me. i can imagine him as a child sort of having to negotiate some very important cultural questions as well as i have had as a cuban-american and that whole question of where do i belong? you know, what's home? the sense of the support of the family and that idea that our parents always wanted us, my brother and i, to always do better than them. i will never forget that speech at the convention, we are one america, and that made me feel so much like i was one of those ones. and even though m
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 4:30am PST
today. eight parade floats honoring the first and second family's home states and civil rights. richard blanco, the first latino and first openly gay inaugural poet. and perhaps no one is more excited than fifth graders from new york's public school number 22. they are singing this morning. >> i am very excited. it's going to be good. >> reporter: thousands of extra security officers have been sworn in. there's a 30-mile no-fly zone over the city. 150 city blocks around the capital shut down. >> we have to be prepared for everything. that's the way we do it. >> barack obama is just getting started. >> reporter: tracie potts, nbc news washington. >> vice president biden sworn in yesterday by supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. there was a ball sponsored by the national wildlife federation and over environmental groups. as far as the first lady, she's not announced what she'll focus on in the second term but one reporter that covers the first lady says you should not be surprised if mrs. obama talks about more of a work/life balance. the first lady expected to maintain focus of her fir
NBC
Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
making a sour faces during richard blanco's reading of a poem. doesn't look like a fan there. and malia caught in hopping for a quick photo bomb as sasha tried to snap a moment of the parents. both daughters were in good spirits, hopping and bouncing as guests took the stage. malia showed off her moves. it's so nice to see the girls grow up. from 2004 to now -- >> you've seen the change from, you know, president obama from four years ago and how he's changed, and then the girls, too. watching them grow up and seeing them in that moment, just enjoying it was awesome. >> absolutely. michelle obama always says she wants them to be normal, nice and well mannered. >> seems like she's doing a great job. >> doing a great job. members of congress will hold a news conference to mark the 40th anniversary of the landmark supreme court decision legalizing abortion in most cases. now a new nbc news/wall street journal poll finds 70% of americans say roe v. wade should not be overturned. >>> former penn state football coach joe paterno died on this date last year. joe paterno's legacy has been tainte
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
>> then poet richard blanco. >> the "i have a dream" we all keep dreaming. >> and beyonce. ♪ and the home of the brave ♪ the brave >> and when it was over, the president paused as if to take it in one last time. then it was back to business, a signing ceremony making cabinet nominations official. senator reid was given the pen from the president's pocket. >> that's yours. >> followed by a congressional luncheon in the capitol's statuary hall. lobster and bison and apple pie and talk of getting along. >> if you don't like the food, you can't blame it on one party or the other. >> thank you, everybody. god bless you. and god bless america. >> after that, a moment to review the passing troops on the capitol steps. then, into the motorcade and the whole caravan headed back to the white house with a lot of folks waiting to see them along the way. today's inaugural parade extended a tradition that started with george washington himself. it included a more recent tradition in our modern age of lockdown security, actually getting out of the car and walking. jimmy carter started it 36 years ago.
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> reporter: eight parade floats honoring the first and second family's home states and civil rights. richard blanco, first latino and first openly gay inaugural poet. >> that sense of unity is what i want to bring across. >> reporter: no one is more excited than new york's public school students. >> it's going to be good. >> reporter: thousands of extra security officers have been sworn in. a 30-mile no-fly zone over the city. 150 city blocks around the capitol shut down. >> we have to be prepared for everything. >> reporter: the end of months of planning, the beginning of a new term or as the vice president put it. >> i want you to know something else about this guy, barack obama. he's just getting started. >> reporter: and here at the capitol things are just getting started. the cute kids that you just saw we we're listening to them sing right now. a part of this program, this final program, final inauguration for president obama. >> tracie potts, clearly you have juice out there. it's good to be tracie potts. you have a front row seat out there. can you give us an idea of who will be sitt
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
clark son, "my country tis of thee." beyonce yet to come. richard blanco will read his work of the day. and beyonce will play them into lunch, inside the capitol. lester holt is at the front of the capitol for us. lester, crowd is filling in behind you back there. >> it sure is. what a spectacular vantage point we have. the marine band playing right now. some of the dignitaries and vips taking their seats, including the governs who are just over my shoulder. members of the senate and house will be on the stage, along with the president's cabinet. diplomatic dignitaries and two forms presidents, president carter and clinton will be here, both president bushs will not be ascending this inauguration. things, as you say, should get under way about 11:30. the president and vice president will be introduced sometime after 11:00. we would expect them to take their seats near the front of the stage. the families, of course, will be with them. what is more stunning than the view behind me is the view that the president will have as he looks up the mall at thousands and thousands of people. whil
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